Take inspiration from your favourite celebrity weddings and include it in the planning, style and fashion of your wedding day.
Millions of people have seen and loved Sofia Richie’s wedding to Elliot Grainge in the South of France ~ the world is calling her style quiet luxury. But the wedding fashion, abundance of florals and venue were expertly selected and luxurious. When you are not working with the budget of a celebrity family, here are a few tips to use the 2023 wedding as inspiration.
By selecting what to splurge and what to save on for your wedding day, choose a venue and decorate your day with elegant white flowers. Select a wedding dress with elegant lace (it doesn’t need to be Chanel to be beautiful!). Choose a stunning venue where an abundance of decor isn’t needed!
Flowers, flowers, and more flowers
Left:Sofia Vergara & Jow Manganiello via Insagram/sofiavergara ~ Right: Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Photo Credit: Nabil Elderkin
Your flower budget is likely going to be one of the highest, second to your venue. Flowers make a wedding absolutely beautiful, and celebrities spare no expense. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West had stunning flower walls, Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello were surrounded by draping florals during their ceremony and towering centrepieces at their reception.
Left: Eternal Bliss Events couple: Diana and Luca, Photo Credit: Mango Studios, Florals: R5 Event Design, Venue: The Arlingon Estate ~ Right: Eternal Bliss Events couple: Krista and Alex, Photo Credit: Frame of Mind, Venue: Royal Venetian Mansion, Decor: Right Choice Linen & Decor
Take inspiration from these celebrities on a smaller scale with delicate florals that are in season and mix your floral decor with candles to reduce the price. Don’t forget to chat with your florist about repurposing your florals from the ceremony to your reception!
When you have celebrity status, getting other celebrities to perform on your wedding day is quite easy as Sofia Richie and Elliot Grainge had Stephen Sanchez sing as Sofia walked down the aisle and during their reception.
EBE TIP: At a wedding on a budget get the same intimate feeling of live music by hiring a band. Have a band at your reception or a quartet play as you walk down the aisle, and one of our personal favourites- a saxophone during cocktail hour.
At home venue
An intimate at-home wedding was the choice when Ariana Grande and Dalton Gomez chose their home as their venue. The dreamy decor was the background to their nuptials.
At-home weddings became increasingly popular during the years of COVID-19 restrictions and this venue is still a wonderful idea for a small guest list. A tent in a large backyard with beautiful decor and rentals can have a high price tag, however, the intimate venue is immensely romantic for you to say I-do.
Unique wedding dresses
Bridal fashion in the celebrity world is not always traditional, and you don’t have to choose a traditional dress if you don’t want to either! Choose a fun and spunky dress like Kourtney Kardashian's or a floral pattern like Sophia Bush's, or choose a colour- pink to match Mandy Moore or black similar to Christine Quinn.
(Left to Right) Kourtney Kardashian-Barker & Travis Barker Photo Credit: Ellen von Unwerth ~ Sophia Bush Photo Credit:Norman & Blake ~ Mandy Moore Photo Credit Kelly Brown~ Christine Quinn Photo Credit: John & Joseph Photography Inc.
There are no rules in fashion, so have fun and wear what makes you feel beautiful on your big day! And remember that the brand isn’t what makes the dress beautiful. There are tons of budget-friendly options!
If you are a minimal makeup girl, look like yourself by following the clean-girl makeup looks on your wedding day. Show your makeup artists reference photos of Sophia Richie-Grainge and Barbra Palvin for the glamorous clean-girl bridal look.
Left: Sofia Richie Grainge Photo Credit: German Larkin ~ Right: Barbra Palvin Photo Credit: Reduster
Custom bridal accessories
Customizing anything for your wedding can make your day extra special. Many celebrities have the luxury of working with designers to create a one-of-a-kind dress and veil, including Kourtney Kardashian-Barker, Hailey Bieber and Teresa Giudice alike.
(Left to Right) Kourtney Kardashian-Barker Photo Credit: Ellen von Unwerth ~ Hailey Bieber Photo Credit: Cory Tenold, Teresa Giudice Photo Credit: Mark Zunino
However, for the average bride, this is not feasible, opt for a custom engraving in your shoes, getting ready outfit, perfume, or groom’s cuff links.
Reserved fashion/ Traditional inspiration
Many Celebrities have opted for reserved fashion with traditional inspiration in recent years. Channeling Grace Kelly in high necklines and full lace sleeves like Paris Hilton, Prianka Chopra-Jonas.
Left: Paris Hilton & Carter Reum Photo Credit: Jose Villa ~ Right: Prianka Chopra-Jonas & Nick Jonas Photo Credit: Jose Villa
While other celebrities take risks and take trends from everyday fashion into their bridal looks. With gloves like Nicola Peltz-Beckham. Bows and pearls, like Ariana Grande. Capes like Serena Williams.
(Left to Right)Ariana Grande Photo Credit: Stefan Kohli ~Nicola Peltz-Beckham & Brooklym Beckham Photo Cedit: Darren Gerrish ~ Serena Williams & Alexis Ohanian Photo Credit: Mel Barlow
All of these stylish pieces can be found at any bridal shop to help your fashion be on-trend with your favourite celebrity weddings. Choose a reserved long-sleeved dress and include fashion-forward pieces like a bow in your hair or pearl earrings.